TNTET Syllabus for Social Science 2014

History

TNTET 2014 Social Science ( History, Geography, Civics & Economics ) Syllabus

Standard VI – History

Unit 1

Pre – historic Period

Hunting, gatherers, living together, villages, agriculture, ( Neo – lithic culture ) sites in India and in Tamil Nadu specifically – Adhichanallur, Thiruvallur and Thandikudi Learning Outcomes.

  • To know and understand the life of primitive people.
  • To acquaint with the environment and geography of the period.
  • To understand groups, communities and skills and their knowledge.
  • To learn about tools found in India, habitation of ancient man, using evidences to understand their tools, paintings and skeletal remains.

Unit 2

Indus Valley Civilization

Harapan Civilization and its Dravidian Features

Learning outcomes

  • To understand the concept of chalcolithic Period.
  • To know the town planning, drainage system, hygiene, prominent buildings religion, seals,language, script and other features of life.
  • To understand the concept of Indus valley civilization.

Unit 3

Ancient Land of Thamizhagam

Pre – historic Land of Tamils, the Lemurian Continent, First, Middle and Third sangam of Tamil – Historic Period in Tamizhagam – Cheras, Cholas and Pandiyas.

Learning outcomes

  • To understand the antiquity of the pre – historic Tamil Land.
  • To be aware of the three sangams prevailed.
  • The bravery – philanthropy and administration of the Cheras, Cholas and Pandiya Kings.

Unit 4

Vedic Period

Early Vedic period – Later Vedic period – political, social life of the people – food – dress – ornaments, religion – status of women – education etc.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the concept of Vedic age.
  • To be aware of the life of the people of the Vedic period.

Unit 5

Jainism and Buddhism

Rise of Janism and Buddhism. The causes for the rise. The teachings of Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavira.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the causes for the rise of the Buddhism and Jainism
  • To know the life of Buddha and Mahavira
  • To be aware of the contribution of the two religions for art, architecture etc

Unit 6

Rise of Empires

Mahajanapadas, The Mauryan Empire, Chandra Gupta Maurya – Ashoka – The administration – Inscriptions of Ashoka.

Learning Outcomes

  • To be aware of the social life of the people under different kings.
  • To note the location, extension of boundaries of different kingdoms.
  • To know the polity, expansion, role and contribution – art, literature and architecture.
  • Historicity and Significance for the rulers of the period.

Unit 7

Kushana Empire

Kanishka – Contribution and relevance – Gupta Empire – Chandra Gupta I, Harsha Empire – Role and Contribution
Learning Outcomes.

  • To know about the Kushanas
  • To understand the administration of Kanishka
  • To appreciate golden period of Gupta
  • To know the administration of Harsha

Standard VII – History

Unit 1

Pre – historic Period

Hunting, gatherers, living together, villages, agriculture, ( Neo – lithic culture ) sites in India and in Tamil Nadu specifically – Adhichanallur, Thiruvallur and Thandikudi.

Learning Outcomes

  • To know and understand the life of primitive people
  • To acquaint with the environment and geography of the period
  • To understand groups, communities and skills and their knowledge.
  • To learn about tools found in India, habitation of ancient man, using evidences to understand their tools, paintings and skeletal remains.

Unit 2

Indus Valley Civilization Harapan Civilization and its Dravidian Features.

Learning outcomes

  • To understand the concept of chalcolithic Period.
  • To know the town planning, drainage system, hygiene, prominent buildings religion, seals,language, script and other features of life.
  • To understand the concept of Indus valley civilization.

Unit 3

Ancient Land of Thamizhagam

Pre – historic Land of Tamils, the Lemurian Continent, First, Middle and Third sangam of Tamil – Historic Period in Tamizhagam – Cheras, Cholas and Pandiyas.

Learning outcomes

  • To understand the antiquity of the pre – historic Tamil Land
  • To be aware of the three sangams prevailed
  • The bravery – philanthropy and administration of the Cheras, Cholas and Pandiya

Unit 4

Vedic Period

Early vedic period – Later vedic period – political, social life of the people – food – dress – ornaments, religion – status of women – education etc.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the concept of Vedic age
  • To be aware of the life of the people of the Vedic period

Unit 5

Jainism and Buddhism Rise of Janism and Buddhism. The causes for the rise. The teachings of Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavira.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the causes for the rise of the Buddhism and Jainism
  • To know the life of Buddha and Mahavira
  • To be aware of the contribution of the two religions for art, architecture etc

Unit 6

Rise of Empires

Mahajanapadas, The Mauryan Empire, Chandra Gupta Maurya – Ashoka – The administration – Inscriptions of Ashoka Learning Outcomes.

  • To be aware of the social life of the people under different kings
  • To note the location, extension of boundaries of different kingdoms
  • To know the polity, expansion, role and contribution – art, literature and architecture
  • Historicity and Significance for the rulers of the period

Unit 7

Kushana Empire

Kanishka – Contribution and relevance – Gupta Empire – Chandra Gupta I, Harsha Empire – Role and Contribution.

Learning Outcomes

  • To know about the Kushanas
  • To understand the administration of Kanishka
  • To appreciate golden period of Gupta
  • To know the administration of Harsha

Standard VIII – History

Unit 1

The Great Mughals – Conditions of India on the eve of Babur’s invasion – Babur – Humayun – Sur – Dynasty – Shershah Sur – Akbar Jahangir – Shajahan – Aurangazeb – Administration – Art and Architecture-Causes for the decline of the Mughals.

Unit 2

Rise of the Marathas – Shivaji – Administration – Successors – Peshwa rule – Nadir shah – Ahmad shah Abdali invasions – Third Battle of Panipat.

Unit 3

Advent of the Europeans – Portuguese – Dutch – English – Danish – French Conflict between the English and the French-Causes for the Success of the British.

Unit 4

Anglo – French Struggle – the first carnatic war – second carnatic war third carnatic war the first anglo – Mysore war

Unit 5

Rule of the English East India company-Establishment of the British rule in India from 1773 to 1857 Warren Hastings – Reforms Impeachment – Lord Cornwallis – Reforms – Permanent Revenue Settlement – Lord Wellesley – Subsidiary Alliance – Marquees of Hastings – Lord William Bentinck – Reforms – Lord Dalhousie – Doctrine of
Lapse – Reforms – Revolt of 1857 – Causes and Effects.

Unit 6

The Nayak Rule 1773 to 1857 in Tamill Country The Nayaks rule in Tamil country Nayaks of Madurai – Vishwantha
Nayak – Thuramalai Nayak – Rani Mangammal and Meenakshi, the Nayaks of Thanjavur and Senji-Nayak’s Contribution to Art and Architecture – The Marathas of Tanjore – Poligars Revolt – South Indian Rebellion.

Unit 7

Vellore mutiny

 

Geography

Standard VI – Geography

Unit 1

Earth and Solar System

Structure of Solar System – Sun Planets – Size – Orbits – Composition 7 planets – Unique position of Earth in the Solar System.

Learning Outcomes

  • To know that the Earth is a unique planet
  • To understand that the earthis a living planet in the solar system.
  • To know that planets are at different orbits and they revolve around the sun.

Unit 2

Earth – Day and Night

Change of Seasons – Earth – size, shape – revolution, rotation – day and night – Differences in time – seasons – How do they occur? How they affect our daily life?

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the concepts – size of the earth, shape, tilted axis elliptical orbit
  • To know the causes for the occurance of day and night
  • To find out the causes for the change of seasons
  • To know our interdependence on seasons

Standard VII – Geography

Unit 1

The Earth – Its Structure and Tectonic movements. Origin of Earth, formation of continents and oceans internal process of Earth, Plate tectonic Earthquake and Volcanoes.

Unit 2

Changing the face of the lithosphere, Weathering Process. Shaping of Earth by Natural agents – rivers, wind waves and glaciers.

Unit 3

Weather and Climate

Factors determining weather and climate Components of the Atmosphere – layers of the Atmosphere Weather elements
temperature, Pressure, Winds, Rainfall, Clouds, Lightening and Thunderstorms.

Unit 4

Disaster and Disaster Management Natural Disasters, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Land slides, Cyclone, Floods, Droughts, Tornadoes and Tsunami.

Unit 5

An Introduction to Oceanography

The Major oceans – Topography of the ocean floor, Hydrological cycle, Salinity, Temperature, waves, ocean currents and tides.

Standard VIII – Geography

Unit 1

Resources – Resources and their types – Resources and Human Activity.

Unit 2

Primary Activity – Types of Primary Activities – Gathering, Hunting and Fishing – Mining – Classification of minerals.

Unit 3

Primary Activity – Agriculture – Agriculture and Crops – Factors Determining Agriculture.

Unit 4

Secondary Activity – Industries – Classification of Industries – Factors Determining Development of Industries.

Unit 5

Tertiary Activity – Transport, Trade – Transport – Trade – Other Services.

Unit 6

Population and Resource – Population Growth and Distribution Population Growth and Resource Depletion – Resources and Space Technology.

 

Civics

Standard VI – Civics

Unit 1

Family and Society

Society – Family – interdependence, Social diversity – multiple facets discrimination and difference.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the interdependence of individual – family – society and school
  • To know the differences and diversities multiplicity
  • To understand that the diversity is not weakness and it works for strength
  • To realise the strength of unity in the multiplicity, difference and variety.

Unit 2

Community and School

Understanding that school as one of the social institutions.

Learning outcomes

The School – to fulfil the expectations of the society School as a place for cultivating social development.

  • To be aware of the regularities, norms and disciplines of ( school ) life.
  • To know the social objectives of the school

Unit 5

The Local Government

The need for the local Self Government – Panchayat Raj – Local Bodies – ( Municipalities, Corporations, District Administration – Village Administration – related aspects – functions )

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the meaning of Local Self Government
  • To realise the need for Local Self Government
  • To understand the structure and functions of Local Bodies
  • To be familiarise with the Village Panchayat, Block Panchayat – District Panchayat – Town Panchayats, Municipalities.

Unit 6

Democracy, Human Development and Women Empowerment All citizens in a democratic country have equal rights – Women power – The capable and Noble Women Dr. Muthulakshmi Learning Outcomes.

  • To understand the meaning of gender disparity and social equality and social justice
  • To understand the concept of empowerment
  • To know the equality of opportunity
  • To be aware of the Intellectuals

Standard VII – Civics

Unit 1

Our Nation

Location, Political Administration and National Symbols

Unit 2

Indian Constitution

Salient Features.

Unit 3

Polticalparties

Functions, Structures & Types – Regional and National parties.

Unit 4

United Nations Organization- Objectives – Organs – Funtions.

Unit 5

Legislations and Welfare schemes for Children and Women.

Standard VIII – Civics

Unit 1

National Integration – Unity in diversity – Factors promoting national integration – Factors affecting national integration.

Unit 2

Socio – Economic problems – Illiteracy-Child labour – Unemployment – Poverty – Population explosion.

Unit 3

Human Rights and the UNO – Human Rights Declaration – Women’s Rights – Child Rights – National Human Rights Commission – State Human Rights Commission.

Unit 4

Road Safety – Rules and Regulations.

 

Economics

Unit 1

Consumption – Production – Distribution

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the economic aspects of daytoday life.
  • To understand how food is produced, distributed and how it is consumed at home.
  • To understand how these activities happen in a market economy.

Standard – VII – Economics

Unit 1

Factors of production – Land – Labour-Division of Labour – Capital – Organization – Different Sectors of the Economy – Primarysector – Secondary sector – Tertiary sector and their contribution to the devolpment of the country.

Standard – VIII – Economics

Unit 1

Money, savings and investment :

Barter system – Medium of exchange – Definition of money – value of money – Nature of money, Functions of money – Economic significance of money – importance of money – savings and investment.

 
 

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